Students in year 11, having recently finished their GCSE’s, were back in school on the 27th June for their Post 16 induction – becoming sixth formers for the day and getting a feel for what the next steps in the education career will be like. Students got to opt in to four tasters sessions of their choice – either picking subjects they have studied before and getting an idea of what the A-level version will be like, or trying others that they may be less familiar with to see if it may be right for them. There were some brand new courses that have not been offered before in Post 16, including Ethics and Philosophy and Computer Games Design, both of which were very popular. The day ended with students completing postcards where they answered questions about where they want to be – and the sort of person they want to be – in two years time. They will then get these postcards back at the end of their studies in 2019 to see if they have met these aims! Finally, students were given personalised transition packs, containing summer work to be completed before they start their new courses. This will ensure they are fully prepared for the courses they have selected, and are academically ready to go after such a long time out of education.
If you are a current Kingsthorpe College student who did not attend the day but interested in joining KC Post 16, please make sure you get in touch with the Post 16 team as soon as possible to secure your place and the subjects you may wish to study. It was also a delight to have so many external students join us for the day and we look forward to welcoming these new students to the KC family in September.